Description: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran. Discusses growing up in a pioneer farming family in the Santa Clara Valley; agricultural and orchard work in the 1930s, including labor conditions for bindlestiffs and itinerant agricultural laborers; organizing cannery workers in Campbell. Discusses being recruited to go fight in the Spanish civil war as an Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteer; attitudes toward "premature anti-fascists" when they returned home; worked at Moore Dry Dock shipyards in Oakland during World War II, shop steward for machinists' union at Food Machinery Company in San Jose, served in the Navy during World War II, Senior Superintendent of Calabasas, Agricultural Extension Service of the University of California.
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Interviewer: Hirsh, Fred Interviewee: Payne, Perley, 1914-2002
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